Monday, June 8, 2009

6/7/09 Playlist

A long show tonight, extended until midnight so as to fill in for absent colleagues.

1. Sloan Wainwright: There But for Fortune (Rediscovery), Derby Disc
2. Loudon Wainwright III: (Recovery), Yep Roc 2181
3. Christine Lavin: Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind (I Don't Make This Stuff Up...), Yellow Tail
4. Alastair Moock: Fortune Street (Fortune Street), CoraZong

5. Terri Hendrix: Bring 'Em All In (Left Over Alls), Wilory
6. Tony McManus: The Maids of Mitchelstown (The Maker's Mark: The Dream Guitar Sessions), Compass
7. Eilen Jewell: One of Those Days (Sea of Tears), Signature Sounds
8. Paul Reddick: Climbing up The Hill (Sugar Bird), NorthernBlues

Honky-tonk rules!
9. Wayne Hancock: Driving My Young Life Away (Viper of Melody), Bloodshot
10. Girl Howdy: My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You (Girl Howdy at Rhythm & Roots), FestivaLink
11. David Serby: For Cryin' Out Loud (Honkytonk and Vine), Harbor Grove

12. Colleen McFarland: Drowning the World (Let It Shine), 9th Child
13. Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women: River under The Road (Dave Alvin and The Guilty Women), Yep Roc
14. Laurie McLain: Somewhere in Kentucky (Ascend), self
15. Freddy Fender: The Gardens (Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney), Yep Roc

Thematic similarity:
16. Cheryl Wheeler: Pointing at The Sun (Pointing at The Sun), DIAS
17. Eliza Gilkyson: Is It Like Today (Paradise Hotel), Red House
18, Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen: The Kid with The Comic Book (Being There), Compass Rose

North Korea and Iran are messing around with bombs -- wanting to play with the big boys, I guess:
19. Tom Lehrer: We Will All Go Together When We Go (An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer), Reprise
20. The Kingston Trio: Merry Minuet (...from the "Hungry i"), Capitol LP
21. Dean Stevens: Wise Men in White Lab Coats (Eyes of Wonder), Volcano

Poor white males, they're the most oppressed group in the U.S. -- at least according to Rush et al...
22. Todd Snider: Conservative, Christian, Right-Wing Republican, Straight, White American Males (East Nashville Skyline)
23. Ned Massey: Angry Old White Man (Blood Ties), self
24. Todd Snider: This Land Is Our Land (Songs for The Daily Planet)
25. Susan Werner: My Strange Nation (download)
26. Will Kimbrough: Act Like Nothing's Wrong (Americanitis), Daphne
27. Richard Thompson: Pharoah (Amnesia), Capitol

Connecticut's legislature passed the bill to abolish the death penalty, but Governor Rell vetoed it:
28. Nanci Griffith: Not Innocent Enough (The Loving Kind), Rounder

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Tony McManus's "The Maker's Mark: The Dream Guitar Sessions," Compass

Don't Ask Don't Tell....
29. The Prince Myshkins: Let Me Into the Military (Shiny Round Object)
30. John McCutcheon & Si Kahn: Let's Keep It Straight (Signs of The Times), Flying Fish

31 & 32. Mother Banjo / Ellen Stanley (at The Space 6/9): This Fall & Revival Train (The Sad and Found), So Low

Wandering through the music:
33 & 34. Richard & Linda Thompson: The Sun Never Shines on The Poor & A Heart Needs A Home (Hokey Pokey), Hannibal
35. Iris DeMent: Wasteland of The Free (The Way I Should), Warner Bros.
36. Kieron Means: One More Mile (Far As My Eyes Can See), Fellside
37. Chumbawamba: Walking into Battle with The Lord (A Singsong and A Scrap), Trade Root

Nanci’s first song is about LBJ, second one is about Townes van Zandt:
38 & 39. Nanci Griffith: Cotton's All We Got & Up Against the Rain (The Loving Kind), Rounder
40. Steve Earle: Marie (Townes), New West

Two new downloads:
41. Austin Lounge Lizards: Too Big to Fail
42. Christine Lavin: Too Old for The Bee

The June 8 & 15 New Yorker has an article about panthers in New Jersey:
43. Michael Smith: Panther in Michigan (Michael Smith Love Stories), Flying Fish

Reuters says "Medical bills underlie 60 percent of U.S. bankruptcies (June 4, 2009)
44. Garnet Rogers: Election Night - North Dakota (At A High Window), Snow Goose Songs
45. Ian Robb: They're Taking It Away (From Different Angels), Fallen Angle

46. Cheryl Wheeler: White Cat (Pointing at the Sun), DIAS
47. Todd Snider: Good Fortune (The Excitement Plan), Yep Roc
48. Colleen McFarland: Fingers on the Buttons (Let It Shine), 9th Child
49. The Electric Trains: Texas 1947 (Roots Music Right on Track), self

Land Mines: Iraq halts cleanup even as toll rises:
50. Bernard Carney & Peter Grayling: Gardens of Death (No Time Like the Future), Tempo (Australia)

Still in the news:
51. James McMurtry: Cheney's Toy (Just Us Kids), Lightning Rod
52. The Foremen: Russian Limbaugh (Sing It Loud! Live at Luna Park)

They’re singing about coal:
53. Truckstop Souvenir: For the Coal (Under a Big Blue Sky), self
54. Kathy Mattea: Coal Tattoo (Coal), Thirty Tigers
55. Robin & Linda Williams: Blue Diamond Mines (Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields), Lonesome Pine
56. Ralph Stanley & Dwight Yoakam: Miner's Prayer (Music of Coal)

57. Buskin & Batteau: Tonight We Are Everywhere (Red Shoes and Golden Hearts), Nouveau Retro
58. Resentments: What Love Can Do (Roselight), Freedom Records
59. Milton: Grand Hotel (Grand Hotel), Maggadee
60. Ruthie Foster: Up Above My Head (The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster), Blue Corn Music
61. Joe Pug: Hymn #35 (Nation of Heat EP), self
62. Todd Snider: Vinyl Records (New Connection), Oh Boy
63. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House

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